The Australian’s Editor-at-Large Paul Kelly says the prospect of a “strong near-term economic recovery” is what’s motivating Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg.
It comes as approval of the Prime Minister’s pandemic management has increased to 40 per cent, up from 35 per cent a fortnight ago.
“Now maybe something will go wrong, but if it doesn’t go wrong, this may give the government its last shot in the locker,” Mr Kelly told Sky News host Peta Credlin.
“And the last shot in the locker will be that they are best managers of the economic recovery, and we’ll see Morrison arguing that the reason he should be re-elected is because he’s got the best prospect of returning the country to normal.
“And that’s what people want, they don’t want economic reform, they want to go back to normal, and that will be the central argument made by Morrison and Frydenberg.”